It’s a tremendously sad time for Kelly Rutherford. A Monaco judge has ruled that her ex-husband Daniel Geirsch will have full custody of their two children, Helena and Hermes.
Kelly Rutherford’s custody battle has been heating up this week as she refused to return her children, Helena and Hermes, to their father in Monaco. Kelly, her lawyer and Daniel Giersch’s lawyer have been exchanging statements in the press after Kelly failed to fly the kids home on Friday, triggering “child abduction” accusations.
Kelly Rutherford has been able to spend the summer with her kids, Hermes and Helena, in the United States for the first time in three years due to an ongoing custody battle with her ex, Daniel Giersch. The kids have been living in Monaco since 2012 after a California judge ordered them to live with their father abroad. Kelly was supposed to fly back to Monaco with the kids yesterday: now she has announced that she is refusing to return her kids to live abroad with their father.
More bad news for former Gossip Girl star Kelly Rutherford. Kelly was once again lost her battle to regain custody of her two children, Hermes and Helena. Kelly and her ex-husband Daniel Giersch have been locked in a bitter war over their kids since 2009.
Daniel was deported from the U.S. and then won custody of their children even though they are technically under “joint custody”, with a judge forcing Kelly to fly back and forth overseas to Monaco visit them since Daniel isn’t allowed to enter the U.S.
After the latest disappointing loss, she lamented “It strikes me as outrageous and unconstitutional that children can be effectively deported in order to accommodate their exiled father without knowing why he can’t come back in and he has not been required to make any efforts to try to get back to the U.S. by the U.S. courts.”
Kelly is appealing the decision, despite her astronomical legal bills. Kelly has spent more than a million dollars fighting for children to return to NYC to live with her. She filed bankruptcy because of her outrageous bills, including the costs to visit her kids overseas.
I know we’ll never know all of the details in this case, but it’s heartbreaking to watch.
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